Alan's Veggie Garden Guide
Garden is about Vegetable Gardens. A vegetable gardens (also known as a vegetable patch
or vegetable plot) is a garden that exists to grow
vegetables and other plants useful for human consumption, in
contrast to a flower garden that exists for aesthetic purposes.
The picture is Alan's grandmother in her garden. Up until
high school, Alan's family had a vegetable garden. It wasn't
like his grandparents that lived in one home almost their entire
married life. Alan can always remember their garden.
They even had a small chicken coop, and it was common to get up
early with granddad and help him when they came to visit.
A vegetable garden typically includes a compost heap, and
several plots or divided areas of land, intended to grow one or
two types of plant in each plot. It is usually located to the rear
of a property in the back garden. Many families have home kitchen
and vegetable gardens that they use to make food. In World War II,
people had gardens called a 'victory garden' which provided food
to families and thus freed up resources for the war effort.
With the increased interest in organic and sustainable
many people are turning to vegetable gardening as a supplement to
their family's diet. Food grown in your own backyard, uses up
little if any fuel for shipping, and the grower can be sure of
what exactly was used to grow it. Organic horticulture, or organic
gardening, has become increasingly popular for the modern home
There are many types of vegetable gardens. Potagers, a garden
in which vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown together, has
become more popular than the more traditional rows or blocks.